The 10 best games of 2011

It's that time of the year again: a time to look back at 2011 for its gaming prowess, to pay tribute to those elite pieces of electronic interactive entertainment that reside in a league all by themselves.

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It's that time of the year again: a time to look back at 2011 for its gaming prowess, to pay tribute to those elite pieces of electronic interactive entertainment that reside in a league all by themselves.

Just like last year , 2011 treated us to a few new franchises, but ultimately the sequels once again hogged the spotlight. While 2010 stumbled toward the end of the year, 2011 went out with an absolute bang, seeing nearly a dozen blockbuster titles hit store shelves within just a few weeks.

To see my list, check out the slideshow , or click through .

Top 10:

  • 10. Dead Space 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • 9. L.A. Noire (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  • 8. Shadows of the Damned (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • 7. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  • 6. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
  • 5. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
  • 4. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
  • 3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  • 2. Portal 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac)
  • 1. Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Don't see your pick for game of the year on my list? Be sure to yell at me in the comments section. But first, make sure you take a look at my list of very worthy honorable mentions:

Honorable mentions:

  • Dark Souls (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
  • Bastion (XBLA)
  • Outland (XBLA)
  • Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • Catherine (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • Minecraft (PC)
  • NHL 12 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  • Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

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